Personal Goals Paper about being a student at the University of Phoenix

Essay by ricconyCollege, Undergraduate November 2003

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My Personal Goals

My parents always had this saying, "Set personal goals in life that will help strengthen the rainbow". That proverb had a profound effect on me as I grew older and starting to plan my life. We all have rainbows or dreams in life that need the proper goals to achieve them. Sometimes accomplishing certain goals can be derailed by unforeseen occurrences or certain constraints in life, such as, the amount money, time and support system you have to pursue them. But dreams don't ever go away and as long you can see that rainbow, you can always reset new goals to achieve your dreams.

I decided to pursue a degree in Business Management at the University of Phoenix because one day my rainbow appeared and I decided to reset goals to pursue it. My goals were to obtain the support from the Firm I work for by taking advantage of their tuition reimbursement program, engage my management on enabling worklife balance policies to allow for a flexible work schedule and to develop the discipline to manage my personal time for study and reflection.

Once I felt that I now had the time, money and support system in place to allow for my degree pursuit, I simply needed to understand how I would go about choosing a school and degree program. I decided to research the schools that would cater to my learning preference and choose a degree program that would further enhance my current career goals as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and my long-term career goals of being a Business Leader or Management Consultant.

The short term goals that I have set to succeed as a Business Management student at the University of Phoenix with a minimum B average are:

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